2022 Block 6 Saturday

2022 Block 6 – Saturday Workshop
Part of our
NEFS Residential Weekend

Thank you for coming! We had a wonderful time and hope you all did too!
Link to Google Drive folder with some more photos!

This full-day workshop on Saturday 3rd December will consist of four different teaching sessions containing the in-depth, high-quality fiddle tuition you have come to expect from Stewart and Melissa. There will be three mixed-ability workshops and the chance to join in with a tutor-guided session.


Saturday 3rd December
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Shepherds Dene Retreat House, Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF
01434 682212

Please arrive from 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start.
(updated timetable)

  • 10:00 – 11:15 : Welcome and Workshop 1
  • 11:15 – 11:45 : Morning break
  • 11:45 – 12:30 : Workshop 2
  • 12:30 – 13:45 : Lunch
  • 13:45 – 15:00 : Workshop 3
  • 15:00 – 15:45 : Afternoon break
  • 15:45 – 17:00 : Session

You will need to bring all of your own equipment, including a music stand if you wish to use one. Teaching will take place in two groups, with Melissa and Stewart swapping between the groups, and they will teach everyone the same material. We will join together for the session at the end of the day.

Tea and coffee will be provided during the morning and afternoon breaks.


Workshop tunes

Cronin’s Hornpipe notation
Audio (mp3)
Cronin’s Hornpipe (Full)
Cronin’s Hornpipe (Steady)

Cronin’s Hornpipe – zip file (notation and audio files to download)

Manus Lunny’s Terracotta Plower Pop (Phil Cunningham) notation
notation with harmony
Audio (mp3)
Manus Lunny’s Terracotta Plower Pop
Manus Lunny’s Terracotta Plower Pop (Slow)

Manus Lunny’s Terracotta Plower Pop – zip file (notation and audio files to download)

Live Tunes for Revision on Saturday

Five Sheep, Four GoatsNotation (pdf)

Audio files (mp3)
Five Sheep, Four Goats (Full)
Five Sheep, Four Goats (Mid)
Five Sheep, Four Goats (Steady)

Five Sheep, Four Goats – zip file

Lucy Farr’s BarndanceNotation (pdf)

Audio files (mp3)

Lucy Farr’s Barndance (Full Free)
Lucy Farr’s Barndance (Mid)
Lucy Farr’s Barndance (Steady)

Lucy Farr’s Barndance Zip file


The session element of the day will include tunes from the Live Teaching repertoire. The basic notation of the tunes is available in this document:
NEFS Live Tunes – to December 2022

As there are a lot of tunes in our Live Tunes repertoire now, here are a shortlist of six that we will definitely play, along with some bowing suggestions:
NEFS Residential Weekend & Saturday Workshop – Big Tunes

If you would like to access the full resources for all of the tunes, and even the video recordings of the Live Zoom Calls in which they were taught, you can head to this page:
Password: nefs2022b6


There is ample car parking at Shepherds Dene, just infront of the building, or on the right hand side of the driveway as you come down towards the building. [N.B. The driveway entrance is a little further on than shown in Google Maps] There is also a car park if the driveway is full – continue round past the building and head up towards the road again, and the car park is on the left at the top. You can drop luggage and instruments at the building before parking your car if necessary.

COVID-Secure Guidelines

We will run the workshop with care and consideration for all. We strongly recommend mask wearing in crowded indoor spaces, and ask that you take a lateral flow test before travelling, and do not attend if you get a positive result or feel unwell. Please continue to wash or sanitise your hands regularly and thoroughly, maintain a safe distance and bring an extra layer of clothing in case ventilation leaves the room slightly chilly.

By attending an in-person event organised by NEFS, you agree to follow any COVID-secure Workshop Guidelines in place, and any further reasonable requests made by the venue, the Tutors or Directors to keep the group safe and all attendees feeling as comfortable as possible.